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vivek shrivastav (na)     27 April 2022

Sec 76 evidence act

If a person is asking some internal details of a psu organisation viz. Copies of ta bill, attendance register, bills voucher of employees under sec 76 of evidence act. Is he entitled to inspect these items ??? Do he has a right to inspect ??? Is sec 76 applicable on psu and is it supposed to provide these documents to the applicant ???


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Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     27 April 2022

You can file R.T.I. application to the concerned public officer of PSU. Every public officer having the custody of a public document, which any person has a right to inspect, shall give that person on demand a copy of it on payment of the legal fees therefor together with a certificate written at the foot of such copy that it is a true copy of such document or part thereof, as the case may be, and such certificate shall be dated and subscribed by such officers with his name and his official title, and shall be sealed whenever such officer is authorized by law to make use of a seal, and such copies so certified shall be called certified copies.

Sai Krishna   28 April 2022

Dear Querist,

Section 76 of the Indian evidence act, it states that a public officer who has the right to any public document can provide a copy of it on demand to a person who has the right to inspect it. But the important thing to note is that private files kept in public files do not lose their characteristics. Thereby attendance register and so on come under the title of a private document and thereby need not be presented. They are protected under Section 8 (1) (j) of the Right to Information Act and need not be disclosed unless and until there is a larger public interest in this issue.


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